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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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As you may or may have not heard, The Deli Magazine San Francisco is spearheading a series of shows at the DNA Lounge. For the very first show (after our Riot Grrrl party we threw at SUB/Mission in February) April 18, we've got an excellent lineup of local bands consisting of Modern Man, Buzzmutt and Baus.

Baus is an Oakland band that made waves last month with the release of their first full-length, Idol Minds. The band blends elements of post-punk and no wave to create truly jagged and abrasive tunes. Buzzmutt is a band from San Francisco wh playing psych-tinged noise rock. And headlining is Modern Man, an Oakland-based band that weaves together drudgingly dark shoegaze. Last year the band came out with an awesome tape entitled, Small Waves.

The choice is yours: Do you want to come and celebrate a new era of The Deli Magazine San Francisco and local music, or do you want to stay at home? -Erin Dage

April 18, 2014
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A new era of reinvented garage rock is upon us, and there's no better musical example that represents this statement than San Fran based group, Vulture Legs. Bearing bluesy garage vibes, their four-song EP Crawl With Me ranges in sound reminiscent of a cooled-off Black Keys and a cleaned-up version of FIDLAR.

Organ overtones in No Game throwback their sound to the 60's, with poetically blunt lyrics (mean on the streets/tryna sell some happiness/woman on the corner, man did you see her? /no she's not your ordinary girl). With Me Girl leads with a strong guitar interlude, as lyrics plead for a chance with the opposite sex (Won't you take a ride with me girl/I can show you things girl). Read Between The Lines is filled with fast-paced guitar riffs and battering drum beats as vocals dance up and down the melodies. Citing "a tasty casserole" as an influence on their Facebook bio, the tastiness is inevitably apparent in their first release. We can expect great things from Vulture Legs. -Kat Collins

April 17, 2014
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Down Dirty Shake is headling another San Francisco show. This time, they'll be playing with Gainsville based Ancient River and California Raga Association, formallly the Brooklyn Raga Association. This is going to be a classic psych revival show with diverse interpretations of the genre being expressed by each band. Down Dirty Shake plays psych-soul, with a heavy and stylistic resemblence to The Doors. Ancient River is more Pink Floyd-esque garage, gritty sound that drive, and the California Raga Association brings a roots version of psych rock to the table.

Don't miss this show!

April 17, 2014
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San Francisco based neo psych-revivalist and Bay Area based music legend, Joel Gion is beginning to gain momentum with his solo music project, Joel Gion & the Primary Colors. With a hand full of local shows under his belt, Gion continues to emerge with the premiere of his new music video, Overthrow. The video is a reflection of the washed and colorful track that highlights Joel's whispered shoegaze vocals and Ryan Van Kriedt's unique and haunting audial production style. Members of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale, Asteroid #4 and Dead Skeletons lend a hand to this sensuous track.

The video (created by Damien Taylor) is completely trippy and portrays a visual homage to psychedelic culture and rock and roll awesomeness. Look out for this track, which is set for release on 7" and download cards on April 22. Gion's new full length album is titled, Apple Bonkers and is set to emerge onto the scene this summer. -je

Upcoming shows:  

04/24/14 Brick and Mortar, SF
04/26/14 HM157, LA
04/28 Beauty Bar Las Vegas
04/29/14 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff
05/04/14 AUSTIN PSYCH FEST
05/08/14 Fox Theater (opening for BJM), Oakland
05/10/14 Wiltern Theater (opening for BJM), LA

 

April 15, 2014
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Yes! Win two tickets to the upcoming Dead Meadow show at The Chapel in San Francisco on April 20th! We're so excited about this show and we want you to experience the brillaint face melting psych rock from Dead Meadow and Dahga Bloom! To win email us at sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com and the 4th messenger will win!! While you dig on this opportunity, check out the amazing local bands!

We're so excited to hear and share new music. Keep a look out for more music collections on The Deli Magazine San Francisco! Send us your music and a little about you, and we'll be happy to share your rad music. 

Luke Sweeney

Buzzmutt

Down Dirty Shake

The Love Dimension

The Spiral Electric

The Electric Shepherd

Lemme Adams

The Union Pacific

April 14, 2014
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San Francisco based Electro Noir Pop band, no:carrier will be embarking on a west coast mini tour upon the release of their new album, Wisdom and Failure. The album is an experimental euro-pop album that is unique and titillating to the ears. It's always cool to come across music that reflects and international sound and vibe. If you want to catch no:carrier live, they'll be performing at Brain Wash in San Francisco on May 4th. Don't miss it!

Tuesday 04/22 Blue Moon Comics - San Rafael
Tuesday 04/29 The Viper Room (9:30pm) - West Hollywood
Friday 05/02 First Friday - Las Vegas
Sunday 05/04 BrainWash (6:00pm) - San Francisco
Monday 05/05 Seahorse (7:00pm) - Sausalito

April 12, 2014
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